Studio Series Rusty Bumblebee and Camo Blackout

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Type-R, May 23, 2018.

  1. xueyue2

    xueyue2 Well-Known Member

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    "丧钟" (mourning bell)'s repain works. His style is always greasy, dusty. I don't see much improve over the years.
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    While personally I think "炮手/Gunner" repaint is at a higher standard.
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  2. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Ooh, camo styled Blackout, that doesn't look too bad on him.
     
  3. Astrotrain52

    Astrotrain52 Former Green Kool-aider

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    I mean they both look good to me

    Care to show us your repaints?
     
  4. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    I know this is such a big nitpicky thing to say but the gloss coat on Blackout ruins it. Military vehicles are never glossed, but finished in matte!
     
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    I do love his Pave Low heavy-lift helicopter mode only thing I never liked were his hands though.

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  6. xueyue2

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    I don't expect you later ask me to lay eggs because I tasted some omelette?
     
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  7. Astrotrain52

    Astrotrain52 Former Green Kool-aider

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  8. megatroptimus

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    • Decepticon Blackout (Giveaway figure, 2018)
      • Number: 08
      • Accessories: Tail rotor, Scorponok, Military Base Attack backdrop
    Decepticon Blackout (...) is an exclusive Lucky Draw prize in a contest only accessible to people who bought Studio Series figures on May 15, 2018 on Hasbro China's official TaoBao online shop. There were only 88 Blackouts made. He is decoed in a less than accurate camouflage deco painted by Chinese artist Li Yunfeng of SangZong Repaint Studio.
    The warning sticker on the packaging notes that fiddling and transforming him may result in the deco being chipped off.
     
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  9. Mercutio

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    Yeah, who wants to transform their transformers. (Me.)

    Did the artist actually hand-paint 88 of these? That sounds incredibly tedious.

    What a strange, strange release. Maybe a 3rd party will give us a camo deco that doesn't chip off and is actually available to purchase.
     
  10. influence82

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    It looks good and I am glad the owner decided to share some in-hand pics so we can see what it actually looks like. When it was first announced originally, I wanted to buy this but since it is a hand-painted custom with the availability of a Lucky Draw figure (like the Milk Deluxe Optimus Prime), I feel it is OK for me to pass on this. I am not criticizing the existence of this official toy like some other debbie downers, I just don't think it is for me. Will Hasbro release a repainted of this mold? I see no reason not to. It will not have the same camouflage though.
    EDIT: After reading this thread again and seeing how some people dislike the undamaged Bumblebee, I figured the first SS-01 Bumblebee is movie accurate to the Bumblebee Movie Prequel, not the 2007 Movie.
     
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    I’m wondering why Hasbro and Takara Tomy still haven’t released a Grindor repaint of the Studio Series Blackout mold yet. I know that Grindor has some differences from Blackout, such as his size and his vehicle mode, but making and releasing that repaint is something that Hasbro would definitely do. After all, I’m sure that a lot of people still want that mold and a lot of people also want Grindor to make his way into this toy line.
     
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    Hasbro's looks better.
     
  13. Mike Smith

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    The Hasbro version looks better, IMO as both Blackout and Grindor were USAF and USN aircraft, respectiviely. This repaint is done in the same colors as the PLA AF.